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Check out Paige Hinson’s Dollar Days column

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David Quick previews outdoor fitness options

9-10 I MOVIES’

‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,’ ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,’ ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’



Two Boroughs Larder, How Art Thou? Cafe, Chew on This




A look at upcoming events, Artist of the Week

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Area sees multiple versions of “The Nutcracker”

CD reviews, upcoming shows




With horoscopes and a crossword puzzle.



A scene from the Moscow Ballet’s “The Great Russian Nutcracker.” “The Nutcracker.” The quintessential holiday theater production. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen it. And I can’t tell you how much, after all these years, I still love it. I remember seeing it as a kid — and enjoying it, despite hating ballet lessons, but then again, they did their plies and releves so much better than I did. And I remember jumping at the chance to see it a few years ago with my mom

My favorite is always Act 2, when Clara and the Nutcracker travel to the Land of Sweets and they get to watch the performances from around the world. It’s the best music and the best dancing in the show. Plus, it always makes me think of the cute dancing mushrooms in “Fantasia.” here in Charleston. And no, it didn’t make me wish I’d kept at my lessons.

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Shopping events offer unique items for gifts that will offer unique items for sale and give you the opportunity to support local businesses.

baked goods, handmade gifts and more. Find something for just about everybody on your list.

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Three King Street retailers are making shopping more accessible and enjoyable for the guys 5:30-8 tonight. Bits of Lace (302 King St.), Croghan’s Jewel Box (309 EDITOR’S NOTE: To suggest King St.) and Hampden Clothing (312 King St.) are events, e-mail us at or visit hosting Men’s Night on King Street. event will feature shophinson85. ping assistance, free gift or me, the most stress- wrapping, special deals and ful part of the holidays more. Shoppers also may enis shopping for presjoy food catered by Southend ents, which is why I’m mak- Brewery and wine and chaming everyone’s gifts this year. pagne pairings. However, if you don’t have A portion of proceeds from the time or inclination for sales will benefit MUSC crafting, there are several Children’s Hospital. upcoming shopping events Men’s Night is free to at-


Sip and shop


The Charleston Farmers Market’s special holiday event is one of many that can help late shoppers searching for unique gifts. tend. Call Bits of Lace at 577-0999.

Farmers Market. A special Holiday Market will take place 8 a.m.-4 p.m Shopping in square Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. If you’re looking for some- Sunday in Marion Square. thing local and special, don’t Local vendors will sell forget about the Charleston fresh greenery and produce,

Freshfields Village on Johns Island wants you to get in the Christmas spirit at its Sip, Shop and Be Merry event 3-8 p.m. Saturday. Stores in the village will feature special offers and deals, gift wrapping, refreshments and more. Java Java will be on the Village Green at 5:30 p.m. with hot chocolate, eggnog and cider, and beer and wine will be available for purchase. A free outdoor screening of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” will begin at 6 p.m. on the Village Green. Moviegoers will

have the option of purchasing food and drinks from King Street Grille via servers who will bring orders to the green. Freshfields Village is at the crossroads of Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns islands.

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Barsa Tapas Lounge, 58 Line St., is again hosting a Happy Hour Art Tent Event, this time with the holidays in mind. On Wednesday from 4-8 p.m., enjoy Barsa’s happy hour prices while supporting local artists and doing some last-minute shopping for jewelry, paintings and more. Also, Barsa will offer halfprice bottles of wine for bottles up to $40.


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Bird count cranks up I and more counts in the Carolinas at Get the lowdown on everything about the Christmas Bird Count at http://birds.

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These two take their sunrise bird-watching seriously. This weekend kicks off a peak time. So get out those binoculars and set the alarm. Marion National Forest, including the I’On Swamp Trail, Wambaw Swamp and South Tibwin. For those who don’t want to venture as far or as long, the Charleston Metro area

offers numerous decent birding sites, including: ◗ the Pitt Street Bridge (at low tide) in Mount Pleasant ◗ the north end of Folly Beach ◗ James Island County Park

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For those who may want to venture out solo or with a ter, which officially arrives couple of friends, I’ve found Dec. 22, is the best, especially the hot spots of birding in if you want to venture into these locations: the wilderness. The bugs are ◗ Francis Beidler Forest near gone, the snakes asleep and Harleyville the gators slow. ◗ Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel 112 years! Really? ◗ Old Santee Canal Park in The 112th annual AuduBerkeley County bon Society Christmas Bird ◗ Bull’s Island (accessed via Count, the oldest and largest ferry from the Isle of Palms citizen science event in the Marina) world, gets under way this ◗ Santee Coastal Reserve in weekend. McClellanville Among the nearly 2,300 ◗ Bear Island and Donnelly count sites will be dozens in in the ACE River Basin area, the Carolinas. Several will and be held within an hour and a ◗ several spots in the Francis half drive of Charleston. The bird counts, which have created the most comprehensive data for birds in the United States in the past century, are held within geographic circles and at different times for three weeks. Most start at sunrise and conclude in the early afternoon. Participants do not have to be experienced bird-watchers to join the effort. Most counts require participants to pay a nominal fee charged by the National Audubon Society for recordkeeping and administrative tasks related to the counts. Last year’s count included 2,215 surveys that reported a whopping 61,359,451 birds, according to the Audubon website. Events occurring near Charleston include the “Lowcountry” event on Saturday (the Sea Islands of Lady’s, St. Helena, Harbor, Hunting and Fripp), Santee National Wildlife Refuge on Dec. 22 and Charleston on Dec. 31. Find out more about those


’m a passive bird-watcher. I love birds enough to keep my eyes peeled for them every day, but not enough to wake up at 4 a.m. to be in the woods with binoculars readied. At least not yet. My appreciation of birds grew after I moved to the bird-rich Lowcountry more than 23 years ago. It started simply with the sight of once-endangered pelicans flying in formation around town. It developed further with osprey diving headfirst for fish and black skimmers flying along with beaks skimming the water for small fish, insects and crustaceans. I fell further upon seeing a nest of chickadees in what had to be their first flight after hatching from a bluebird box in my backyard. And finally, I became a lifelong fan upon seeing Technicolor painted buntings at my backyard feeder. All without even venturing into the wilds that fortunately ring the metro Charleston area. And while I’m by no means a serious bird-watcher, I know my avian neighbors well and relish their beauty on a daily basis. Whether I’m in my car, on my bike or running, I’m always on the lookout for cool birds (my favorite being the kingfisher), especially in areas where I tend to see them the most. I’ve seen a bald eagle fly over the Shem Creek bridge and one perched on an old piling near the Ben Sawyer causeway bridge. The rich bird life here is due to ample bodies of water, large tracts of undeveloped land and the fact that we’re along one of the continent’s migratory bird superhighways. Yet another reason Charleston is a great place to live. Some local birders I’ve interviewed over the past decade say the viewing in win-

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Patrons can Have a Heart for a family in need of help BY SAMANTHA TEST

Special to The Post and Courier


n 2010, Lisha Frits nearly died of a massive heart attack. After doctors saved her, she spent eight days in a coma, nine days in cardiac intensive care and was released in time for Thanksgiving. Those initial medical bills totaled more than $100,000. For the Frits family, though, this was just the beginning of their mountainous battle for survival over heart and pocketbook issues. On Saturday, the Have a Heart Benefit at Art’s Bar and Grill will offer local music, food and the opportunity to help the Frits fam-

If you go

WHAT: Have a Heart Benefit WHERE: Art’s Bar and Grill, 413 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant WHEN: Saturday 3 p.m.midnight COST: Suggested $20 donation

ily, Lowcountry residents for more than 12 years. The owners of Art’s, Frits and her husband, Kent, run a mom-and-pop operation. The benefit will feature Fowler’s Mustache, The Average Savage, Bateman’s Stud Farm, Baby Fat, The Godmuthas, Sarah Cole & the Hawkes and some names you just may know from the Blue Dogs: Hank Futch, Bobby Houck, Scotty Price and David Stewart.

The best thing I could ask anyone to do is pray. The most touching gift to her is when people say they are praying for her. Kent Frits

Donations are requested for the entertainment, oyster roast, pig roast, raffles and more. “I am humbled to have to ask for help,” Kent Frits said. “The best thing I could ask anyone to do is pray. The most touching gift to her


Lisha Frits holds her second grandchild the day she was born earlier this year. Frits was not sure she would be alive for this day. is when people say they are praying for her.”

Since Lisha’s initial heart attack, medical bills have amounted to more than $700,000. This has caused the family to struggle to keep up with day-to-day obligations, as well. For Kent, every penny has been worth it to help his wife of 33 years. “She is about as tough as they come. She is amazing and is one of the kindest people you would ever know,” he said. “And she’s probably the smartest person I’ve ever known. She’s always been athletic and outgoing; she’s the best water skier ever, a fabulous mom — the epitome of mom. She’s been to every athletic game, every school play, everything. “This is especially emotionally crippling, and since she is so used to being independent, it’s hard for her to rely on others for help.” The 51-year-old mother

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and grandmother of two survives on only 37 percent of her heart. After her first incident, bypass surgery was scheduled for January. However, on Jan. 1, she had another cardiac event. No longer eligible for a bypass , she had to seek a heart transplant. She is completing the screening process for that surgery while in critical condition. “What a shock,” Kent said. He has been continually surprised throughout the process. “She saw the top cardiologist in Charleston multiple times over the course of the past two-and-a-half years, and has been told repeatedly ‘not to worry’ and that she was fine,” he said. Kent said that the tribulations of the family have only served to bring them even closer than before, strengthen their faith and focus on what really matters: “love, family and life.” Lisha was a registered nurse for more than 20 years in pediatric oncology and is a survivor of cervical cancer. “She’s like a Timex,” Kent said. “She takes a licking and keeps on ticking.”

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movie review

‘Dragon Tattoo’

Cruel, stark, enthralling adaptation

victim-turned-avenger Lisbeth Salander. Mara’s the breakout star of the year, a cold, detached waif in form, ollywood has commandeered Sweden’s a fearsome, merciless zealot in spirit. How strange it is to big literary export, “The Girl With the Dragon say that the nice guy here is Daniel Craig — who, of all Tattoo,” without compromising the story’s Scandina- the big-screen James Bonds, vian roots or its top-of-the- comes closest to the nasty, world, seasonal affective dis- tortured soul Ian Fleming created. order sense of barrenness, Mara and Craig make an even hopelessness. indomitable screen pair, It could have been he nominally leading their transplanted stateside for intense search into decadesAmerican audiences but, old serial killings, she surgthankfully, what happens ing ahead, plowing through in Sweden stays in Sweden in David Fincher’s stark but obstacles with flashes of phenomenal intellect and enthralling adaptation of the first novel in late author eruptions of physical fury. A ward of the state since Stig Larsson’s trilogy. an act of childhood violence, Its harsh emotional terLisbeth has been at the merrain, where cruelty flourcy, and mostly the malice, ishes and compassion sufof others for so long that she focates, could have wound up softened and sweetened, anticipates and incorporates yet this was an ideal match their brutality into her own of filmmaker and material. calculations for maintaining control of her life. Fincher’s one of the least Peerless as a computer sentimental directors in hacker, Lisbeth finds ocHollywood. If anything, casional employment with his “Dragon Tattoo” is even bleaker than the 2009 a security company, for whom she runs a not-tooSwedish-language hit. legal background check on Those preliminaries aside, here’s the really good disgraced journalist Mikael news: this movie kicks butt. Blomkvist (Craig). The company’s client, reRooney Mara, who had a small role in Fincher’s “The tired industrialist Henrik Vanger (Christopher PlumSocial Network,” gives a mer) hires Mikael to make a controlled detonation of a performance as traumatized last-ditch effort to find out BY DAVID GERMAIN

Associated Press


Rooney Mara stars in a scene from “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

★★★★ (out of 5 stars) DIRECTOR: David Fincher CAST: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara and Stellan Skarsgard RATED: R for brutal, violent content including rape and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity and language RUNNING TIME: 2 hours, 38 minutes WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at charleston and offer your opinion of the film.


who killed his beloved teenage grandniece, who vanished 40 years earlier. Mikael eventually persuades aloof, suspicious Lisbeth, who has every reason in the world to revile men as a loyal order of perpetrators of violence against women, to join his investigation. The film is gripping early on, when Lisbeth and Mikael are on their own. Once they team up, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” takes on a relentless though unhurried momentum as the two find links between the girl’s disappearance and a series of murders of young women butchered in unspeakable ways. Craig is an anchor of cool rationality and judiciousness around which Mara revolves like a demon. She is horribly violated by a social worker appointed as her new guardian, a sickening scene balanced by Lisbeth’s equally bestial act of vengeance. What is wonderful to see is the grand severity of the northern Sweden landscapes. Cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth captures the coldness of the climate and remoteness of the countryside in a tactile fashion to complement the frosty and distant nature of the characters.

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Holmes, Watson return to sleuthing Message hard to hate McClatchy-Tribune News Service


or much of cinema’s history, the movies have had the good sense to keep Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis, Professor Moriarty, off camera, an unseen menace made all the more menacing by his absence. Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” puts the infamous Professor M. face to face with Holmes. They parry, trade threats and play chess. But as the evil genius is played by the unimposing Jared Harris (“Mad Men,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), you can’t help but wonder why Robert Downey Jr. doesn’t just dope-slap him and “crack on.” It’s not a fatal case of miscasting. “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” is still a romp, albeit an overlong one where the rompers romp at the point of a bayonet. But Hitchcock’s maxim that “Good villains make good thrillers” holds true. And since Ritchie burned through his best bad guy, the cunning, cutlery-faced Mark Strong, in his first Holmes film, it’ll have to do. Downey is more Chaplinesque, more whimsical and more English in this sequel, a two-fisted howitzerbarreled blast that manages to be lighter, funnier and yet more violent than the

in ‘Chipwrecked’

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Robert Downey Jr. (from left), Noomi Rapace and Jude Law are shown in a scene from “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.” first Downey-Ritchie Holmes film. Check out the face Downey pulls when Holmes realizes that one leg of his cross-Europe pursuit of Moriarty will involve riding on horseback. “They are dangerous at both ends, and crafty in the middle,” he quips, though he’s already landed his laugh with the look on his face. Holmes is about to lose Watson (Jude Law), his perfect foil and bantering partner, to matrimony. And botching the stag party and almost ruining the wedding itself won’t be enough of a send-off. It is “our last adventure, Watson. I intend to make the most of it.” That entails derailing the honeymoon.

Holmes has pieced together the puzzle that is the powder keg of Europe in 1891, and all the fuses lead back to the megalomaniac Moriarty. An age of anarchists, Cossack assassins and a new militaryindustrial complex raises the stakes. Ritchie takes his Sam Peckinpah slow-motion violence fetish to artful new extremes and treats us to more scenes in which Holmes’ peerless powers of concentration and perception give him an almost supernatural ability to play through the variables in a coming fight in his mind, before actually martial-artsing his way past legions of evil henchman. Downey and Law click like a polished comedy team,

★★★ (out of 5 stars) DIRECTOR: Guy Ritchie CAST: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Stephen Fry RATED: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some drug material RUNNING TIME: 2 hours, 9 minutes. WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at charleston and offer your opinion of the film. with Law more than holding his own with Downey’s hilarious excesses. Noomi Rapace ably leaves her “Dragon Tattoo” behind as a gypsy in search of her anarchist brother, who is mixed up in Moriarty’s plans. And Stephen Fry vamps it up as Holmes’ starchy Oscar Wilde-side brother. If only the recycled Bondfilm gadgets and Bond-film plot line didn’t weigh down “Game of Shadows.” If only they’d spent the cash on a bad guy with stature instead of taking that phrase, “the banality of evil,” so literally. Playing this “Game” might have been even more fun.

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★★ (out of 5 stars)


Sarah Palin joke? A Charlie Sheen wisecrack? Is this a Chipmunks movie or a Letterman monologue? As current as a Lady Gaga cover, if not quite as relevant, Alvin and the Chipmunks “Munk Up” for their third digitally animated turn on the big screen: “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” a “Cast Away” take-off that parks the three chipmunks, their three Chipette counterparts and their human family on a deserted island. Most adults would sooner gouge their ears out than sit through these kids’ films. But for captive parents in need of a reference point, “Chipwrecked” is twice as funny as their last film, 2009’s “The Squeakquel.” And the return of Jason Lee as Dave Seville, the rodent wrangler who keeps our pop-singing ground squirrels in line, gives the picture a hint of the heart that made 2007’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks” work, at least for its intended audience. This time, the squeakers are off on a cruise prior to performing at a big international music awards show. A kite and hang-gliding ac-

DIRECTOR: Mike Mitchell CAST: Jason Lee, David Cross, Jenny Slate and the squeaky voices of Justin Long, Christina Applegate, Jesse McCartney, Anna Faris and Amy Poehler RATED: G RUNNING TIME: 1 hour, 27 minutes WHAT DID YOU THINK?: Find this review at charleston and offer your opinion of the film.

cident leads to Chipmunks and Chipettes overboard, with Dave and their disgraced manager, Ian (David Cross) tumbling in after them. They wash up on an island, the chipmunks in one pack, the humans in another. Each must find food, find ways to make fire and hope for rescue. Maybe they’ll even find each other. The message, about giving kids responsibility, and the tone make it hard to hate on these “Chipwrecked” chipmunks.

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The Chipmunks and Chipettes are marooned on a desert island.

Hwy. 21: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 22: 6:30 James Island: Fri: 5:05, 7:05, 9:10 SatThurs, Dec. 22: 1, 3:05, 5:05, 7, 9:35 Northwoods: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 22: 12:10, 1, 2:15, 3:05, 4:20, 5:10, 7, 8, 9:15


An investigative journalist teams up with a computer hacker to solve a murder.

Northwoods: Tue: 7 p.m. Wed-Thurs, Dec. 22: 12:30, 1:30, 4:10, 5, 8, 9 Terrace: Tue: 7:15, 8:15 Wed-Thurs, Dec. 22: 1:10, 2:30, 4:10, 5:35, 7:10, 8:35


A scene from “The Adventures of Tintin.”

NOW PLAYING ARTHUR CHRISTMAS ★★★ PG Santa’s son uses low-tech means to carry out an important mission.

Cinebarre: Today: 1:20, 6:55 Cinebarre 3D: Today: 4:20, 9:20 Citadel: Today: 12:15 Citadel 3D: Today: 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10 Hwy. 21: Today: 7 Fri-Thurs, Dec. 22: 8:30 James Island: Today: 4:15, 9:15 James Island 3D: Today: 6:50 Fri: 4:15 Sat-Thurs, Dec. 22: 1:30, 4:15 Northwoods: Today-Tue: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30 Wed-Thurs, Dec. 22: 12:50 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:10, 4:20, 6:45, 9:25 Palmetto Grande 3D: Today: 2:15, 5:10, 7:35, 9:55 Regal 18: Today: 1:05, 3:25, 6:45, 9:10 Regal 18 3D: Today: 1:35

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL PG-13 A VERY HAROLD When the IMF is shut down and accused of AND KUMAR being involved in a bombing, Ethan Hunt CHRISTMAS and his team must clear its name. R

Citadel IMAX: Today: 9, 12:01 a.m. Northwoods: Tue: 8 p.m. Wed-Thurs, Dec. 22: 12:20, 2, 3:40, 5, 6:50, 8, 9:45

The notorious stoner duo is back, causing problems for the holidays after burning down a prize Christmas tree.

Northwoods: Today: 9:30


This sequel to 2006’s film about dancing penguins features the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams and Sophia Vergara.

Cinebarre: Today: 1:25, 4:25 Citadel: Today: 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 6:40 Citadel IMAX 3D: Today: 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:30, 9:50 Hwy. 21: Today: 6:30 Northwoods 3D: Today: noon, 2:20, 4:40, 7 Palmetto Grande: Today: 2:05, 4:45, 7:25, 9:50 Regal 18: Today: 1:45, 4:15, 6:55, 9:25 Regal 18 3D: Today: 2:15, 4:50, 7:25, 9:55

HUGO ★★★

An orphaned boy attempts to finish an invention started by his father.


Cinebarre: Today: 3:50 Cinebarre 3D: Today: 12:50, 7:10, 10 Citadel: Today: 9 p.m. Citadel 3D: Today: 12:20, 3, 7, 9:45 James Island 3D: Today-Fri: 4, 6:40, 9:15 Sat-Thurs, Dec. 22: 1:15, 4, 6:40, 9:15 Northwoods 3D: Today-Thurs, Dec. 22: 12:55, 3:50, 6:50, 9:35 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:25 Palmetto Grande 3D:Today:4:15, 7:15,10:05 Regal 18: Today: 1:25, 4:20, 7:25, 10:10 Regal 18 3D: Today: 1:55, 4:55, 7:55

SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS THE DESCENDANTS ★★★ A land baron attempts to reconnect with PG-13 his two teen daughters after his wife is in a IMMORTALS ★★ Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson endeavor to boating accident. R defeat their archenemy, Professor Moriarty. R Cinebarre: Today: 1:15, 4:15, 7:45, 10:15

Citadel: Today: 12:01 a.m. Hwy. 21: 7 James Island: Fri: 4:05, 7:05, 9:55 SatThurs, Dec. 22: 1, 4:05, 7:05, 9:55 Northwoods: Today: 12:01 a.m. Fri-Thurs, Dec. 22: 12:20, 1:10, 3:25, 4:25, 7, 8:10, 9:55

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A desperate man gets the chance to see what the world would have been like if he’d never been born in this classic film.

Tintin and his friend, Captain Haddock, go on a search for a lost treasure.

Northwoods 3D: Wed-Thurs, Dec. 22: 12:55, 3:45, 7, 9:30

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Terrace: Sat and Wed: 11 a.m.


This biopic about the FBI’s first director, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, lays bare the secrets that would have destroyed him. Cinebarre: Today: 12:45, 3:45, 7:15, 10:20 Citadel: Today: 3:40, 6:45, 9:40 Northwoods: Today-Mon: 12:40, 3:40, 6:50, 9:45 Tue: 12:40, 3:40 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 10:05 Regal 18: Today: 3:55, 8


Adam Sandler stars as a family man and his pesky twin sister who comes for Thanksgiving and refuses to leave.

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Two sisters deal with their strained relationship as they face the end of the world.

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An employee of Sir Laurence Olivier’s tells of a week spent with Marilyn Monroe during the filming of “The Prince and the Showgirl.” Terrace: Today-Thurs, Dec. 22: 1:50, 4, 7:20, 9:15


The lives of couples and singles living in New York City merge on New Year’s Eve.

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The feisty feline character from “Shrek” gets his own film that chronicles his early life.

Cinebarre: Today: 1:30, 4:30, 7, 9:15 Northwoods: Today: 12:05, 2:15, 4:30, 7:10, 9:20 Regal 18: Today: 2:20, 7:20 Regal 18 3D: Today: 4:45, 9:35



A college student baby-sitting several children endures a wild night.

Cinebarre: Today: 1:35, 4:35, 7:35, 9:45 Citadel: Today: 1, 3:05, 5:10, 7:35, 9:45 James Island: Today-Fri: 4:25, 7:15, 9:45 Sat-Thurs, Dec. 22: 1:45, 4:25, 7:15, 9:45 Northwoods: Today-Tue: 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:30, 9:40 Wed-Thurs, Dec. 22: 3, 5:10, 7:30, 9:40 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:20, 2, 4:10, 5:20, 7:20, 8, 9:30, 10:10 Regal 18: Today: 1:10, 1:40, 3:20, 3:50, 7:10, 7:40, 9:20, 9:50


A man experiencing apocalyptic visions must decide whether his family is in danger from a coming storm or from himself. Terrace: Today-Mon: 1:30, 4:05, 7:05, 9:25 Tue: 1:30, 4:05


After they fall victim to a businessman’s Ponzi scheme, a group of people decides to rob his home.

Cinebarre: Today: 1:10, 4:10, 7:40, 10:10 Citadel: Today: 12:10, 2:35, 4:50, 7:25, 9:50 James Island: Today: 4:20, 7, 9:35 FriThurs, Dec. 22: 7, 9:35 Northwoods: Today-Mon: 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:25, 9:50 Tue: 12:20, 2:40, 5 Palmetto Grande: Today: 2:30, 5:05, 7:35, 10 Regal 18: Today: 2:05, 4:40, 7:50, 10:20


The werewolves and Volturi threaten Edward and Bella’s unborn child.

Johnny Depp stars in Hunter S. Thompson’s Cinebarre: Today: 12:55, 3:55, 7:25, 10:05 novel about a journalist working in Puerto Citadel: Today: 12:30, 1:30, 3:15, 4:15, 7, The Muppets reunite when they learn of an oil tycoon’s plan to destroy their theater. Rico. 8, 9:50

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Cinebarre: Today: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 9:40 Citadel: Today: 11:50, 12:30, 2:20, 3, 4:50, 5:30, 7:20, 8:20, 9:50 James Island: Today-Fri: 4, 6:40, 9:10 SatThurs, Dec. 22: 1:15, 4, 6:40, 9:10 Northwoods: Today-Tue: 11:55, 2:25, 4:55, 7:25, 9:55 Palmetto Grande: Today: 1:30, 2:20, 4,

Cinebarre: Today: 7:20, 10:05


Martians kidnap Santa Claus so he will give their children presents in this 1964 film. Terrace: FriandSun:1p.m.Sat:11a.m.,1p.m.

Hwy. 21: Today: 8:50 James Island: Today-Fri: 4, 7, 10 SatThurs, Dec. 22: 1, 4, 7, 10 Northwoods: Today: 12:30, 1:30, 3:20, 4:20, 7, 8, 9:45 Fri-Thurs, Dec. 22: 12:30, 3:20, 7, 9:45 Palmetto Grande: Today: 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 Regal 18: Today: 1:20, 1:50, 4, 4:30, 7:05, 7:35, 9:45, 10:15

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Two Boroughs local, seasonal

Meet and eat downtown BY DEIDRE SCHIPANI

Brockism of our locally re-


honor their animals — nose to tail. Braised oxtails ($11) are served with smears of boiled peanut paste and Asian seasoned fried Carolina rice; glands like sweetbreads ($12) anchored with celery root puree, their richness cut with sweet and sour onions. Pickles and pastas are made in-house. And breakfast sandwiches are served all day ($5-$6). The “bowl-o-noodle” ($9) is a winner. The umami of porky goodness balanced by spicy kimchi, nutty sesame greens and the acidic lift of pickled mushrooms (additional charges) layers this dish with depths of flavor and satisfaction. The menu offers ravioli with chestnut and ricotta filling ($17), hanger steak ($31) with smoked potatoes, pollo al Mattone ($28) tricked up with salsa verde and radishes — Mex-Italian on a plate. A dish of braised veal breast ($25) plated a tender, braised slice of veal on a melting pool of polenta. Sides ($3.50) range from duck fat-roasted potatoes to fried pigs ears along with seasonal greens and assorted radishes.

Special to The Post and Courier vered chef Sean Brock. They

eather and Josh Keeler, former residents of Philadelphia, have brought their neighborhood restaurant concept of local, seasonal and regional foods to Charleston with Two Boroughs Larder. They rehabbed two former structures on Coming Street. They recycled glass brick and barn wood; they reclaimed Alabama brick; they procured an antique countertop. They “imported” the concept of a loo and reconfigured an unusual property that houses their restaurant-cum-carryout-grocery store-gentrified meet-and-eat spot off Upper King. The color palette is subdued; weathered, worn. There are purse hooks at the bar. Josh Keeler learned well the lessons of the New England Culinary Institute and benefitted from his experience with the Starr Restaurant Group in Philadelphia (Morimoto and Alma de Cuba) and the laser vision of Steven Starr when it comes to concepts. The Keelers pony up to high-quality ingredients and well-procured sources. Theirs is a kitchen of culinary purpose.

On the menu

So what can you expect as a voracious eater? Good food well-prepared and creative leaps such as a Livarot fondue on a Philly cheesesteak, sorghum semifreddo, rabbit roulade and the tastes of the Pennsylvania Dutch in the addition of scrapple to their menu and the inclusion of fried pork roll sandwiches — staples for many Philadelphians. The look is casual; they have embraced the bucolic

Two Boroughs Larder is at 186 Coming St. A side of broccoli rabe ($3.50) would have benefitted from a little more cooking time. The expectation indices are a conundrum. The location, space and ambience parse the flavors, taste and deliciousness of the food. And this food does not come cheap. But goodness always comes with cost. Dinner for two can easily reach three figures.

the table heights, and the two tables positioned in the wings of the doorway will be cold spots as winter descends. Two Boroughs Larder is a farm store of the 21st century, and the kitchen skills of the Keelers and their staff Room for improvement along with their Welsh corgi This is a kitchen of creativmascot, Walter, are welcome ity and risk-taking, but it is additions to any neighbornot a precious kind of place. hood. With their reliance on It faltered with the cooking local and respect for comof calypso beans — al dente munity values, TBL is a book companions to a roasted beef Tidbits not to be judged by its cover. salad ($9). A square of carThe beers and wines will And if stars were awarded rot cake ($7) was dry, but its please all palates. Mexican for social media platforms, elaboration and presentation Coke can be had for sugar TBL has earned theirs. A in a bowl of carrot soup with purists. Mr. Weed’s Cold PDF is posted daily for their candied diced red, white Press Coffee ($5) is served changing menu. They update and orange carrots with a with your choice of chocotheir calendar and keep you quenelle of sorghum semilate, soy or creamer. informed of what is going on freddo was a creative remix The Design Form Furnish- in their restaurant. Kudos to of a classic. ings’ chairs are a bit low for them.


restaurant review

CUISINE: Global/Local CATEGORY: Neighborhood Favorite LOCATION: 186 Coming St. PHONE: 637-3722 HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday brunch 10 a.m.; closed Sunday-Monday. FOOD: ★★★ ATMOSPHERE: ★★★ SERVICE: ★★½ PRICE: $-$$$$ COSTS: Starters $8-$14; soup/sandwiches/pastas $9$15; entrees $17-$30-plus. Breakfast sandwiches, all day $5-$6; snacks $3.50; desserts $6-8; specials MP. VEGETARIAN OPTIONS: Accommodating WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes BAR: Yes PARKING: Street parking OTHER: Facebook, Twitter; growlers, cookware, ingredients; Better Life cleaning products; local milk, eggs, cheese, chickens; King Bean coffee, wines, candy. Carry-out. Email or go to

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No need to eat and run at How Art Thou? BY ROB YOUNG

As its Facebook page says,

Special to The Post and Courier it’s even the type of place


A Saint No City Slicker buffalo chicken sandwich from How Art Thou? Cafe.

The How Art Thou? Cafe, a newish coffee shop and restaurant on Maybank Highway, places the emphasis on the art. The establishment offers painting by local artists and hosts board game and open-mike nights for singersongwriters, poets and musicians. The cozy new digs, a pair of sitting rooms adjacent to the bar, even features an inhouse piano. It’s the type of place where you could spend an afternoon sipping coffee, locked in study or work, or an early evening at the small bar drinking Westbrook or Allagash from the tap.

where you could drink a glass or two of red wine before taking in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the nearby Terrace Theater. Or you might be inclined to request a Son of a Beef That’s Good, Saint No City Slicker, Poppy’s Pastrami or Good Ole’ Boy. Those are the designations respectively given the roast beef, buffalo chicken, pastrami (natch) and turkey sandwiches ($7.75-$8.95), respectively. All are made from Boar’s Head products and are served on chewy, soft hoagie rolls, toasted Jewish rye or honey wheat bread. It’s a smaller menu, counting the veggie sandwich, cheese plate selections and

If you go

WHAT: How Art Thou? Cafe WHERE: 1956 Maybank Highway HOURS: 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-midnight Friday, 7 a.m.-midnight Saturday MORE INFO: 793-2331 or

pair of breakfast sandwiches, and the service is leisurely. But How Art Thou? encourages tarrying, and perhaps savoring a red velvet donut ($2.75), cheese cake slice ($4.50) or specialty coffee drink. The cafe features several, counting espresso, cappuccino, dirty chai latte, mocha, macchiato, breve and the red eye.

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celebrates its first anniversary with a birthday bash 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Enjoy Absolut Vodka cocktails and live music by Love Butter. Eurasia Cafe & Wine Bar is at 915 Houston Northcutt Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. Call 606-2616 or go to


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Santa’s bringing dinner These restaurants have let us know they are open for the holidays:

◗ Oak Steakhouse will be

open 5-11 p.m. Christmas Eve. Complimentary valet parking is available. Oak is at 17 Broad St. Go to www. oaksteakhouserestaurant. com. To make a reservation, call 722-4220 or go to www. In addition, on New Year’s Eve, Oak will offer a regular menu plus a midnight champagne toast. Call or visit the website to make a reservation.

The Glass Onion restaurant will participate in Lowcountry Local First’s Buy Local card movement again this year. The restaurant, 1219 Savannah Highway, sells the cards, which guarantee discounts at participating local businesses for the next year. The Glass Onion’s discount will be half off bottles of wine for cardholders. More information about the Buy Local cards can be found at www.lowcountry and www.


Choosing where to toast the holidays may be harder to decide than what to buy the relative who has everything.

Guest chef

Atlanticville Restaurant on Sullivan’s Island welcomes chef William “Billy” Condon back to its kitchen as a guest chef for a one-night appearon Christmas Day. It is at for children under age 10. 4 Cannon St. Go to www.the Reservations are suggested; ance Dec. 22. Condon left Atlanticville call 577-2337. Go to www. earlier this year to open fectly Franks in Summer◗ The Macintosh will be ville with Perry Cuda. open 5 p.m.-2 a.m. for New ◗ Magnolias will serve a Reservations are suggested. Year’s Eve with a chamspecial menu noon-8 p.m. pagne toast at midnight. Christmas Day. For reserva- Call 883-9452 or book online at or The Macintosh is at 479-B tions, call 577-7771. King St. Call 789-4299 or go Atlanticville is at 2063 to www.themacintosh ◗ 82 Queen will be open on Middle St. Christmas Day. For menus and reservations, go to ◗ Poogan’s Porch will be Baguette Magic open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 25. Baguette Magic is open at The Christmas meal is Birthday bash 792 Folly Road. Call 471$42.95 for adults and $19.95 Eurasia Cafe & Wine Bar 5941.



◗ O-Ku will host a New Year’s Eve party with an open bar, unlimited hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. A DJ will keep the party going 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets are $80. VIP lounges are available for $100 per person and include a complimentary bottle of champagne, private cocktail server and exclusive New Year’s Eve menu. Call 7370112. O-Ku is at 463 King St. Go to www.o-kusushi. com. ◗ You can celebrate New Year’s Eve at Enoteca, 18 Percy St., with a prosecco toast, and then head to Trattoria Lucca for the regular menu or a tasting menu. Trattoria Lucca is at 41-A Bogard St. Call 973-3323 or go to luccacharleston. com. ◗ The Grocery will open for regular dinner hours at 5 p.m.

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opened at 2034 Maybank Highway on James Island. Call 763-2704 or go to www. New year, new Sermet’s Sermet’s Corner at 276 King St. will close for A new spin renovations Jan. 2. Plans Dirty Laundry is coming are in place to renovate the to St. Philip and Cannon restaurant and reopen the streets with a new cafe, Mezanne as a music venue bar and Laundromat on the second level of the concept. restaurant. The opening day is set for A mid-February reopenMemorial Day Week-end. ing is planned. Send your industry news to Sweet start dschipani@postandcourier. Sweet Elaine’s Bakery has com. Hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

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Two art galleries closing after Friday night shows

Even though they’ve put on interesting shows and represented various artists, the owners were finding it difficult to make ends meet. Many of the artists will move to other galleries. The Scoop website will continue as a virtual gallery for artists who do not move on to have exclusive representation in the area. t seems fitting that as There also is talk about 2011 comes to end and Scoop going back to its roots 2012 appears on the hori- of hosting more “one-night zon, many other things end stand” events in nontradiand begin. Two of Charlestional spaces around town. ton’s favorite contemporary These pop-up art shows galleries will have their last were, after all, how the galshows Friday evening. lery began in March 2009. Join Deihl and Saramel Scoop Studios Evans and the artists in “For the past 2½ years, celebrating the time they’ve Scoop Studios Contemworked to share their aesporary Art Gallery has thetics with Charleston. brought the Charleston art Featured and resident artscene compelling exhibiists included in the final tions that often challenged group show are Ben Timpthe artist as well as all the son, Karen Ann Myers, visitors,” Scoop gallery coLisa Shimko, Bill Mead, owner Colleen Deihl said. Christopher Murphy, Ken-


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During the seven years that Eye Level Art has been a gallery in Charleston, it has made a significant impact on the art community, PROVIDED BY RUST having served as a venue for showing an edgier side. ton James, John Stango, The last show, “Since the Dorothy Netherland, Chad Beginning,” will be a group Haselden, John Morse, Aus- show of 11 artists, local tin Schulz, Stewart Young, and national. “This show Arthur Newman, Julio will represent how art has Cotto, William Goodman, come full circle at ELA,” Scott Debus, Joel Parker, gallery owner Mike Elder Steven Nicoll, Jesse Mead, said. “ ‘Since the Beginning’ Cyle Suesz, Karin Collins reflects the role ELA has and Anne Trabue Watson had in the arts community Nelson. including its involvement in This final show will be 5the community at the most 8 p.m. Friday. The doors will human level.” close at 5 p.m. Saturday. Expect to see works by While the artwork is reJustin Van Hoy, Trever turned to the artists the fol- Webster, Nicholas Bowlowing week, gallery hours ers, Kyle Morrissey, Kevin will be by appointment only Morrissey, Will Kiser, Scott by calling 735-9014. 57½ Debus, James Goulah, Evan Broad St. Armstrong and John Pundt,

as well as Elder. This will be the first time Elder has shown his own work (collage and paintings). “Exposure to art will only further benefit our experiences in life,” Elder said. Join the last show 7-11 p.m. Friday. The four-piece family band Elonzo Band will rock it out. 103 Spring St.

Rust opens

As one door closes, another opens. Rust is a new artist-run venue at 47½-A Spring St., organized by Amanda McLenon of Circle the Stream and Jennafer Bryan of the Scarlet Poppy. They will host a soft opening 5-9 p.m. today and will be open most of the day and into the evening Friday and Saturday. Called The Procrastinator’s Pop-Up Shop, this is a place to get those last-minute, s pecial gifts. “Our aim is to give the

last-minute shopper a local option for quality gift items that are handmade, printed or designed and more directly support our community,” a contributing artist said. In addition to showcasing local talent, Rust also will bring in new contributing artists, such as Artisan Tees, Ink Meets Paper, Jaysen Edge, Austin Norvell and Charleston “Grow Your Own Roots.”

Star-Crossed Lovers

Tonight, treat yourself to some food and music at Muse Restaurant and Wine Bar. Singer Tim Davis will perform with restaurant owner Beth Anne Crane as a duo for their Star-Crossed Lovers Concert. There also will be paintings on display by local artist Lynne Hardwick. The concert will begin at 9:30 p.m. 82 Society St.;

Local Artist of the Week: Jes Newton the Charleston Bella project. They are creating a collection of work that features or Jes Newton, photog- “The New Byoutiful,” images raphy is a way to share that overhaul the traditional a piece of her deepest image of a Southern bell. self with others. The two artists combine “When I least expect it, I photography and graphic art will find the perfect angle, with women of all nationalithe best colors, the image ties, sizes and shapes in the that captures a little piece of Charleston area to celebrate my soul behind that shutter,” their special beauty. Newton said of her process. Newton is passionate about Newton has been working the process of creating work. on an independent collec“You release your vulnertion of textures and places ability to the world when for the past three years. Her you show your art,” she said. urban images of Charleston “They see the most intimate are rich in color, contrast parts of you projected on a and emotion. piece of canvas or paper that In addition to her personal can be manipulated in their photography, Newton does mind. wedding and portrait photog- “So, does it remain your raphy, and is working in coltrue image or does it become laboration with Em Jayson for theirs when they begin to


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‘Sip, Shop & Be Merry’

The Windjammer on Isle of Palms will be playing host to Kevin Church, Brother, Tyler Boone and the Scottie Frier Band starting at 8 p.m. Saturday. And the bonus? An oyster roast will be held at the same time. The cost is $5 for ages 21 and up and $10 under 21; admission plus the oyster roast costs $15. 886-8596 or

The name of this event says it all. Starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, stores at Freshfields Village will be offering discounts and specials for those still shopping, and you can even get items giftwrapped. Snacks and refreshments will be available, and a Holiday Happy Hour begins at 5:30 p.m. At 6, the holiday classic “Christmas Vacation” will be screened outside. 768-6491

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Add a dash of something special to your Sunday Funday by attending this Macintosh and Charleston Mix event. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., enjoy a complimentary bloody mary by bringing in a canned good to be donated to the Lowcountry Food Bank. Charleston Mix also will be offering giveaways, which we all love. Call 789-4299.

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There’s no doubt this kid-oriented event will be a good time for the young and young-at-heart. From 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, the Inn at Middleton Place will provide kids big and small with the materials needed to decorate a top-notch gingerbread house to take home. Refreshments will be offered so you don’t nosh on your house. And there’s a rumor going around that Santa might make an appearance. Cost is $18 for adults with purchase of a house, $10 without; $12 for children 3-16 with purchase of house, $5 without; under 3 get in free. Check out www.theinnatmiddleton for more details.

Party for a cause. The $20 admission includes an oyster roast and a pig roast, raffles and a bevy of bands playing live music, including Fowler’s Mustache, The Average Savage, Baby Fat, The Godmuthas, Hank Futch and more. Art’s Bar and Grill, 413 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant, is hosting, and the funds will go to the owner’s wife, Linda, who has been battling heart disease and is awaiting a heart transplant. The benefit will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday and run until midnight. 849-3040.


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‘Nutcracker’ still a treat BY OLIVIA POOL

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reams of sugar plum fairies, magical Christmas trees, a Mouse King and, of course, the ever-loved Nutcracker are part of what “makes the season bright.” For many, seeing “The Nutcracker” ballet has become as much of an American holiday tradition as nonstop Christmas music and kisses under the mistletoe. It’s not surprising that this famous family favorite is on multiple Lowcountry stages this season. The Charleston Ballet Theatre has been doing its own version of the holiday classic for more than three decades and will perform this weekend at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. The Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” will take the stage at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center next week. And the Mount Pleasant Performing Arts Company presented its seventh annual performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Sottile Theatre earlier this month. Since premiering in Western countries in the 1940s, this ballet has become perhaps the most popular to be performed around Christmas the world over.

History of the story

In 1891 in Russia, Alexandre Dumas adapted the story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffmann into this two-act fairy tale ballet. Tchaikovsky was asked to write the music, creating what is now known as “The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a.” Interestingly enough, Tchaikovsky was said to have argued with a friend who wagered that he couldn’t write a melody based on the notes of the octave in sequence. Tchaikovsky remarked that it didn’t matter whether the notes were in ascending or descending order and created some of the most famous music of the piece, such as the “Grand Pas de Deux” in the second act where

female lead Clara dances with the Nutcracker Prince. The first performance of “The Nutcracker” took place at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, right before Christmas in 1892. Most of us know the traditional story line: It’s Christmas Eve. Clara (the names change depending on the version), her little brother, Fritz, and their parents are celebrating the holiday with friends and family from around the world when their mysterious godfather, Uncle Drosselmeyer, shows up with magical gifts and wows the party with giant dancing dolls. He then gives Clara a beautiful Please see NUTCRACKER, Page 21E PROVIDED

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toy Nutcracker, which is promptly broken by her jealous brother. While everyone is sleeping, Uncle Drosselmeyer repairs the Nutcracker. The clock strikes midnight. Clara wakes to find mice in her bedroom, a Christmas tree that has grown to epic proportions and a living, breathing Nutcracker that has come to defend Clara from the Mouse King. Together, Clara and the Nutcracker defeat the Mouse King. The Nutcracker is then transformed into a prince and the two of them travel to the Land of Sweets with all its Christmas candy and treats. They are welcomed by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her cavalier, as well as others who perform various dances celebrating countries around the world. Clara and her Nutcracker Prince dance a “Grand Pas de Deux” and the midnight Christmas celebration concludes with the lush farewell, “Waltz of the Flowers.”


Kissy Doll dancing in “The Great Russian Nutcracker.”

Local performances The Charleston Ballet Theatre’s version of “The Nutcracker” is particularly interesting because it is actually set in the Lowcountry circa 1865 and features familiar Charleston names and landmarks, making

this a truly Charleston Christmas experience, explains Jill Eathorne Bahr, resident choreographer and chief executive officer of the Charleston Ballet Theatre. The story begins with Mr. and Mrs. Lowndes’ Christmas party with all their prestigious Charlestonian friends at their East Bay Street home. Even though much of the storyline stays true to the classic, locals will certainly appreciate and relate to this adaptation. This year, they also are doing an accompaniment to the event called “The ‘Mutt’cracker.” “It is a partnership with the Charleston Animal Society to promote animal adoption during ‘The Nutcracker.’ During our regular performances of ‘The Nutcracker,’ we will feature rescue dogs who are alumni of an adoption program who are actually in the show itself with the dancers, including my pup Yoda!” said Kyle Barnett, administrative director of Charleston Ballet Theatre. “There will be doggies for adoption in the lobby as well during the show and at intermission.” Having begun in Russia more

than 100 years ago, it is only fitting that the Moscow Ballet takes center stage here Dec. 20 with their classic version of “The Great Russian Nutcracker.” For the past 19 years, this has been the largest Russian ballet tour in North America. “Averaging 100 performances during November and December, this coast-to-coast attraction combines the highest caliber Russian ballet, cutting-edge production values and the traditional appeal that consistently fills theaters. With larger than life puppets, nine hand-painted backdrops with 3-D effect, and hundreds of exquisite costumes, the Great Russian Nutcracker is the most spectacular Christmas celebration,” exclaims the official website. The Moscow Ballet also works with about 60 local children in each city they visit, providing them with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Before each fall tour, members of the company travel ahead to audition and rehearse the children and prepare them to perform with the 40 professional Russian dancers.

If you go WHAT: “The Nutcracker” by the Charleston Ballet Theatre WHERE: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday COST: $25-$45 MORE INFO: 723-7334 or www.charleston

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WHAT: “The Great Russian Nutcracker” by the Moscow Ballet WHERE: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 COST: $27.50-$68 MORE INFO: 800-7453000 or www.


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PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE: A Tribute to the Smiths/ American Laundromat

When the Ohio duo The Black Keys released its sixth studio album, “Brothers,” last year, fans and critics alike fell all over themselves praising the indie band’s sound. While I liked “Brothers,” I didn’t love it, preferring earlier releases such as “Thickfreakness” and “Attack & Release.” Sure, “Tighten Up,” was a great single, but I didn’t feel that the album as a whole worked. There’s no problem with that on “El Camino,” the latest effort from Black Keys core members Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. The pair seems to have taken everything that worked on “Brothers” and expanded on it. This album is more upbeat and gutsier than its predecessor. Songs such as “Lonely Boy” and “Gold on the Ceiling” prove that just because an indie rock band finally hits it big, it doesn’t necessarily mean it sells out. The track “Little Black Submarines” has a sound that reminds you of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” but without seeming to copy that classic tune. In releasing “El Camino,” the members of The Black Keys have stepped up their game when they could just as easily have rested on their laurels. Here’s hoping that future efforts from the band will come with the same amount of passion.


KEY TRACKS: “Lonely Boy,” “Little Black Submarines,” “Sister”

I’ve always been a fan of cover songs, or more specifically, well-executed cover songs. Anyone can cover a song, but when they do it with style, it sometimes can threaten to outdo the original. If you don’t believe me, check out Rage Against the Machine’s cover album “Renegades.” The Mystic, Conn., record label American Laundromat has spent the past decade or so releasing some great concept cover albums that feature myriad indie bands. For its latest effort, the label once again has gone above and beyond the call of duty. The subject band, while certainly legendary in the rock world, probably falls into a narrower niche of fans than any previous projects. Thankfully, the bands that cover the songs of Morrissey and Co. here are obviously part of that niche. Listening to acts such as Kitten, Tanya Donelly and The Wedding Present give their respective takes on “Panic,” “Shoplifters of the World Unite” and “Hand in Glove” makes you wonder what Morrissey himself might think of the efforts. For fans of The Smiths, “Please, Please, Please” is like discovering these songs all over again.


‘Songs for the JewishAmerican Jet Set: The Tikva Records Story, 1950-1973’

Not all the new holiday recordings celebrate Christmas. This release documents the majestic history of Tikva Records, which released Jewish music of all sorts for nearly a quarter-century. How deeply did Jewish music enter the post-war American psyche (and vice versa)? The highlights gathered on this CD tell the story from the jazzy swing of Leo Fuld’s “Mazzel” to the rock-’n’-roll energy of The Sabras’ “Ho Yaldonet,” from the Sephardic inflections of Jo Amar chanting “Ani Ladodi” to Leo Fuchs ripping into the “Yiddish Twist.” (Idlesohn Society for Musical Preservation).

Geri Allen: ‘A Child is Born’

Allen has earned her reputation as an innovative pianist, and she deepens it with this genre-bending album. Her richly textured piano solos on “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “A Child Is Born” (Motema) open the recording beautifully, but just as you’re getting comfortable, Allen switches to a Fender Rhodes keyboard for ultra-hip ruminations on “Imagining Gena at Sunrise.” The haunting vocal samples on “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” and the spoken word and choral tracks on KEY TRACKS:“Panic,”“Please, “Journey to Bethlehem” attest to the free-ranging Please, Please Let Me Get nature of this recording. What I Want,”“How Soon is What the album lacks in Now?” consistency it repays in its – Devin Grant anything-goes spirit.


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the album offers 12 tracks of instrumental jazz, the music at once subtle and sophisticated enough for the connoisseur yet easily accessible to uninitiated ears. If young people are wooed by Connick’s opening recitation, perhaps they’ll let the record keep spinning.

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Tony Bennett: ‘The Classic Christmas Album’

musicians Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo and Jason — released a 45-minute CD t’s a Christmas miracle: You can’t swing in the titled “Jazz at Christmas in holiday music that’s actu- holidays much more exuber- New Orleans.” The positive ally worth hearing. antly than with Bennett, a reception persuaded the Several major jazz artists classic-pop singer as smitten pianist to expand that rehave released seasonal rewith jazz as any major artist lease with this longer, more cordings that don’t recycle this side of Frank Sinatra. lavishly produced “A New music we’ve already been On the compilation “The Orleans Christmas Carol” inundated with in the shop- Classic Christmas Album” (ELM). The recording capping mall. The best of these (RPM/Columbia/Legacy), tures the essence of Maralbums transcend cliche: just listen to Bennett charg- salis’ piano playing: sleek ing through “Santa Claus understatement, elegant Marcus Roberts is Coming to Town” as the voicing and a modernist’s Trio: ‘Celebrating Count Basie Big Band roars flair for lean lines and unChristmas’ in the background (from a sentimental gestures. Of Anything that piano 2008 album); or day-dream- particular interest: “We virtuoso Roberts puts out ing about “My Favorite Three Kings”; a jazz-waltz merits attention, but with Things,” his voice at its most version of “Silent Night”; “Celebrating Christmas” dulcet (1968); or excelling and a delicately stated solo (J-Master Records) Roberts at what Bennett calls “the account of “Have Yourself a outdoes himself. He brings art of intimacy” in “Have Merry Little Christmas.” rhythmic complexity and Yourself a Merry Little Harry Connick Jr. harmonic imagination to Christmas,” backed by the Trio: ‘The Happy Elf’ “Jingle Bells”; ingenious me- Ralph Sharon Quartet and lodic twists to “Let It Snow! strings (2001). Just try not Singer-pianist Connick Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”; penned the songs for the to tap your foot on the upand hints of 1920s stride stage musical “The Happy tempo “Winter Wonderpianism in “Joy to the Elf” (Marsalis Music), and land” (1968) or remain unWorld.” moved during “What Child here he reformats the score Much of the credit also for a noble purpose: introis This” (2011). Impossible. goes to Jason Marsalis’ ducing young listeners to Ellis Marsalis: ‘A New jazz. Connick narrates the drum work, the New OrOrleans Christmas leans musician equally tale in the opening track (a Carol’ evocative in Crescent City little over 10 minutes), his parade rhythms and atmojazz trio swinging in the In 2002, New Orleans spheric brushwork. pianist Marsalis — father of background. After that, BY HOWARD REICH

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Christmas on the Creek

Presented in part by Red’s Ice House and Southwest Airlines, this year’s Christmas on the Creek benefit concert will be held tonight at The Lighthouse on Shem Creek. The annual event is held to raise money for the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. This year’s concert will feature headliner Bill Champlin, who may best be known for his work with the rock/pop group Chicago. Following his 28-year career with Chicago, Champlin dedicated himself to his solo efforts after his departure from the band in 2008. Today, the multiple Grammy Award-winning songwriter lives in Nashville, Tenn., with his wife and continues to work on his solo career while still performing occasionally throughout the United States. Guitarist, singer-songwriter and Mount Pleasant resident Eddie Bush also will take the stage to perform

Josh Roberts and The Hinges Josh Roberts and The Hinges often explode with the fury of a powder keg that’s packed with the sounds of Americana, blues, rock and soul. The concoction is more than capable of cutting straight to the core of any listener. Roberts is a tragically underrated songwriter and performer known for his enthusiastic, almost spastic, presentation and masterful guitar skills. He combines the oddities of Les Claypool and Frank Zappa with the passion of Jimi Hendrix and PROVIDED the raucous Southern soul Bill Champlin of the band Chicago of Patterson Hood (DriveBy Truckers) to create an and country-tinged genre. songs from his holidayCryin’ has been labeled imaginative and unusual Performers such as Drivethemed albums, “Christmas everything from Southern character all his own. By Truckers and Ryan AdWith Eddie and the Icicles” rock to country and even a Josh Roberts and The and “Holiday Harmonies.” jam band. But founder and ams long have wielded the Hinges will perform SaturDrivin’ N’ Cryin’ torch. The concert will begin at singer-songwriter Kevn day at the Pour House, 1977 Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ will 7 p.m. at The Lighthouse on Kinney’s vision of the group Maybank Highway, as the perform Saturday at The Shem Creek, next door to has always been a garage opening act for Drivin’ N’ Red’s Ice House. Tickets are band with an English blues Pour House, 1977 Maybank Cryin’. Highway; doors open at 9 $10 and are available at the tint. Tickets are $18 in advance, door. With 11 albums and thou- p.m. $20 the day of the show and Tickets are $18 in advance, are available at the door or sands of shows under its $20 the day of the show and online at belt, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ has Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ become a master of the live are available at the door or Call 571-4343 or go to Since getting its start 23 online at show and a pioneer of the www.charlestonpourhouse. years ago, the AtlantaCall 571-4343 or go to now popular garage rock com. based group Drivin’ N’

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Holiday Magic

WHAT: Family-oriented activities and performances take place alongside a 60-foot Christmas Tree of Lights, a Hanukkah menorah and a Kwanzaa kinara. WHEN: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 15, 16 19-23; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 17-18, 24-25. WHERE: Marion Square, Calhoun and King streets PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 724-7305

‘A Christmas Carol’

WHAT: Charleston Stage’s holiday classic is aglow with all the dazzling trappings of the season. Join Ebenezer Scrooge in his nightmare journey through regret and remorse and awaken with him on Christmas morning. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 16 17; 3 p.m. Dec. 18 WHERE: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. PRICE: Adults $38-$52; seniors (60+) $36-$52; students $22-$52 MORE INFO: 577-7183 or www.

‘Waffle Haus Christmas’

WHAT: Rodney Lee Rogers presents his new holiday play. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15-18, 22; 2 p.m. Dec. 23 WHERE: Pure Theatre, 477 King St. PRICE: $25

‘Humbug Holiday Hour’ WHAT: A Deuce Theatre production of the seven deadly sins of the

holiday season. WHEN: 8 p.m. Dec. 15-17; 3 p.m. Dec. 18 WHERE: South of Broadway Theatre Co., 1080 E. Montague Ave. PRICE: $10-$15 MORE INFO: 580-2223 or www.

WHERE: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive PRICE: $12 MORE INFO: 795-4386 or www.

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Theatre 99 Christmas

WHAT: Andy Livengood combines many classic Christmas television specials and movies, such as “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “A Christmas Story” in this 50-minute, one-man show. The show is not appropriate for children. WHEN: 10 p.m. Dec. 23; 8 p.m. Dec. 15 WHERE: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St. PRICE: $7

‘Winter Wonderettes’

WHAT: Coming off of last year’s smash success, the Marvelous Wonderettes are back. This time, they create a rockin’ ’60s party to celebrate the holidays with friends and family. WHEN: 8 p.m. Dec. 15, 16; 17, 21, 22, 23; 3 p.m. Dec. 18 WHERE: The Village Playhouse, 730 Coleman Blvd. PRICE: $30 for adults, $27 for seniors, $25 for students, $15 for kids MORE INFO: 856-1579 or www.

Festival of Lights

WHAT: Light up your holidays with more than 2 million gleaming lights. WHEN: Opens at 5:30 p.m. through Jan. 1

WHAT: Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served during the exhibit of works by Francois Verlynde. WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 15 WHERE: Coyote Cafe Coffee, 1055 S.C. Highway 41, Mount Pleasant PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 670-5823 or http:// photography

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WHAT: Come out and hear the sounds of the season with saxophonist Devone Gray. WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15. WHERE: James Island Library, 1248 Camp Road PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 795-6679

Sound of Charleston

WHAT: Experience music of Charleston’s past, from gospel to Gershwin, Civil War and light classics. Holiday songs included, along with hot wassail and cookies. WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 15 WHERE: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St. PRICE: Adults $28, seniors $25, students $16, children 12 and under free MORE INFO: 270-4903 or www.

Champagne event

WHAT: O-Ku invites the public to enjoy a champagne event featuring Etiole Rose, Moet Imperial, Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label, complementary sweets from local bakers plus a special raffling of Moet Imperial. Special glass and bottle pricing available. WHEN: 9 p.m. Dec. 15 WHERE: O-Ku Sushi, 463 King St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 737-0112 or www.

City Gallery Exhibit

WHAT: Melissa Walker presents abstract acrylic and collage paintings incorporating nautical charts and silhouettes in her exhibit, “Course Corrections.” John Humphries presents “Drawn From Nothing,” featuring sculptural design draw-



ings bridging the gap between painting and architectural form. WHEN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Dec. 30 WHERE: N. Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive PRICE: Free admission/ free parking MORE INFO: 740-5854 or http://

Friday ‘A Christmas Story’

WHAT: Jean Shepherd’s classic story about Ralphie, his dream of owning a Red Ryder BB Gun, school bullies and his colorful family comes to the Flowertown Players stage. WHEN: 8 p.m. Dec. 16-17; 2 p.m. Dec. 18 WHERE: The Flowertown Players, 133 S. Main St., Summerville PRICE: $20 adults, $17 military and seniors, $15 students MORE INFO: 875-9251 or http://

Saturday Toy Signing

WHAT: Come to Wonder Works to get your Tate Nation jigsaw puzzle and autographed copies of Jonathan Miller’s “Adventures of Sammy the Wonder Dachshund.” The Mount Pleasant store will have Miller at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Nation at 2-5 p.m. The West Ashley store will have Nation at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Miller at 2-5 p.m. Pet Helpers will be at the Mount Pleasant store the entire day for puppy and kitten adoptions. WHERE: Belle Hall Shopping Center, 624 D Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant and St. Andrews Shopping Center, 975 Savannah Hwy. WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 17. PRICE: Free

Irvin-House Holiday Open House

WHAT: Enjoy carols by the Gullah and Plantation Singers. Customized gift baskets with Irvin-House Vineyards wine, Firefly Spirits and local specialties will be available. Farm on Fire will be grilling lunch under the oaks. The vineyard will have a free wine tour at 2 p.m. WHEN: 1-5 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17 WHERE: Irvin-House Vineyards, 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island PRICE: Free admission; wine tasting is $3, spirit tasting is $6 MORE INFO: 559-6867 or www.

Do you read Monty Knight’s ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ blog? WHAT: Presented by Charleston

Stage. Written by Barbara Robin-

son. Directed by Marybeth Clark. This contemporary tale of how the naughtiest kids in town got the lead roles in the annual Christmas pageant is quickly becoming a new holiday classic. WHEN: 3 p.m. Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 WHERE: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. PRICE: Adults $22; seniors (60+) $22; students $22 MORE INFO: 577-7183 or www.

Chase After a Cure

WHAT: The Stingrays will be playing the Gwinnett Gladiators. During this special event, proceeds from ticket sales will benefit children’s cancer research. Santa Claus will be at the coliseum and local school choruses will be “Singing for Santa.” WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 17 WHERE: North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive PRICE: $15

Sunday CSO Strings

WHAT: CSO Strings Ensemble presents music by Corelli and Holst alongside traditional favorites. A post-concert reception will offer a chance to mix and mingle with CSO musicians. WHEN: 4 p.m. Dec. 18 WHERE: St. Benedict Catholic Church, 950 Darrell Creek Trail PRICE: General admission tickets $20, students $10 MORE INFO: 723-7528 or www.

Tuesday ‘Holy City Messiah’

WHAT: The CSO and CSO Chorus perform Handel’s beloved oratorio featuring the famous “Hallelujah Chorus” and “The Trumpet Shall Sound.” There will be two performances. For more info, go to www. WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 20 WHERE: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 120 Broad St. PRICE: $25 for adults and $10 for students. WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 22 WHERE: St. Theresa Catholic Church, 11001 Dorchester Road PRICE: $20 for adults and $10 for students.

‘The Gift of the Magi’

WHAT: Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina and Chamber Music Charleston will present a mix of music and theater with “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. The famous storyteller, O. Henry, drops into a

local cafe in New York City in 1910 to work on a new Christmas tale of holiday love and sacrifice between a young married couple as local musicians inspire him with their playing. WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 22 and 23 WHERE: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. PRICE: $17 general, $5 youth 8 to 15 years MORE INFO: 763-4941 or www.

Friday, Dec. 23 ‘The Night Before Christmas’

WHAT: “The Night Before Christmas: A Classical Kids Concert” is an interactive 45-minute event that combines classical music with dramatic readings of beloved holiday stories. Children will sing along to such favorites as “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman” and then enjoy “The Night Before Christmas” brought to life with words and music. WHEN: 1 p.m. Dec. 23 WHERE: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. PRICE: $10 adults; $5 for children 3-16; free for children under 3 MORE INFO: 763-4941 or www.

Tuesday, Dec. 27 Kwanzaa Festival

WHAT: Celebrate with African drumming and dancing and a community parade. WHEN: 2-6 p.m. Dec. 27 WHERE: St. Julian Devine Community Center, One Cooper St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 724-7327 or www.

Roundball Classic

WHAT: The Piggly Wiggly Roundball Classic is a Charleston tradition that showcases boys’ high school basketball. Local teams vie for the event’s championship against some of the best national and international players. The tournament benefits Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area, Inc. and the Rotary Club of North Charleston’s Scholarship Fund. WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 27, 2: 30 p.m. Dec. 28, 10 a.m. Dec. 29, 10 a.m. Dec. 30 WHERE: North Charleston High School, 1087 E. Montague Ave. PRICE: $20 for entire event/individual tickets are $6 MORE INFO: Go to www.round

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Today Graham Whorley

WHEN: 6-9 p.m. WHERE: Juanita Greenberg’s, 410 W. Coleman Blvd. MORE INFO: 329-6224

Keith Bruce

WHAT: An acoustic singer/guitarist. WHEN: 6-9 p.m. WHERE: Oscar’s Restaurant, 207 W. 5th North St. MORE INFO: 871-3800 or www.

Ann Caldwell with LooseFitt

WHAT: Classics performed by the local legend of jazz and blues vocals. WHEN: 6-10 p.m. WHERE: Mercato, 102 N. Market St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 722-6393

Larry Ford and Co.

WHAT: Piano and saxophone. WHEN: 6:30-10:30 p.m. WHERE: Halls Chophouse, 434 King St.

cussionist/composer/arranger/producer Quentin Baxter. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Charleston Grill, 224 King St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 577-4522

Steve Carroll and The Bograts

WHAT: Irish sing-alongs and pub songs. WHEN: 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub, 160 Church St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 577-3818


WHAT: Five vocalists and three multi-instrumentalists play funk tunes from different eras. WHEN: 10:30 p.m. WHERE: Wild Wing Cafe, 644 Coleman Blvd. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 722-9464

Friday David Patterson Ensemble

Abe White

WHAT: A jazz saxophonist. WHEN: 7-10 p.m. WHERE: Toast Restaurant, 155 Meeting St. MORE INFO: 534-0043

Line Dancing

WHAT: Learn a new move or show off your skills. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Moonshine Saloon, 216 Myers Road PRICE: $4 per person MORE INFO: 871-3340 or www.

Elise Testone

WHAT: A rock/R&B/soul/funk/jazz singer and musician. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Fish, 442 King St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 722-3474

Quentin Baxter Ensemble

WHAT: A jazz ensemble led by per-

WHEN: 7-10 p.m. WHERE: Aroma’s, 50 N. Market St. MORE INFO: 723-9588

Count the Hours

WHAT: With Miracle Year, Sunday Melee and With Intent. WHEN: Doors, 7 p.m. WHERE: The Music Farm, 32 Ann St. PRICE: $7-10 MORE INFO: 722-8904

Wire and Wood

WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Juanita Greenberg’s, 410 W. Coleman Blvd. MORE INFO: 329-6224

WHAT: Blues

Johnny Mac & The Booty Ranch

WHAT: Rock/blues. WHEN: 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Sand Dollar Social Club, 7 Center St.

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WHAT: A jazz band based in Charleston. WHEN: 7-11 p.m. WHERE: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 724-3815 or www.

Tristina Miller

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Cotton Blue

WHAT: Irish sing-alongs and pub songs. WHEN: 9 p.m. WHERE: Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub, 160 Church St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 577-3818

WHEN: 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. WHERE: The Strike Zone at Dorchester Lanes, 10015 Dorchester Road PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 376-2200

James Slater Trio

Bill Howland

WHAT: Rock/beach/pop. WHEN: 6:30-10:30 p.m. WHERE: Halls Chophouse, 434 King St.

WHAT: Folk/country,/indie pop/ swing. The show features claw hammer banjo, guitars, mandolin and fiddle. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Hungry Monk Music, 1948

Steve Carroll and The Bograts

Mason Dixon Band

Nick Collins

WHAT: This alto singer traveled extensively with a female quartet called the Soundwaves. WHEN: 6-9 p.m. WHERE: Single Smile Cafe, N. Main St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 875-7745

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WHAT: Solo keyboard from 6-8 p.m., followed by acoustic jazz by local drummer David Patterson and company. WHEN: 6 p.m.-midnight WHERE: Mercato, 102 N. Market St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 722-6393

WHAT: A jazz pianist based in Charleston. WHEN: 6-9 p.m. WHERE: Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar, 386 King St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 724-8888

perform his original songs as well as classic covers. WHEN: 8-10 p.m. WHERE: Uncorked Wine Bar, 664-G Long Point Road PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 849-5185 or www.

WHAT: Instructor Stephen Duane teaches an intermediate and beginner swing dance lesson, followed by a dance party to live swing music. WHEN: Intermediate lesson, 7:15 p.m.; Beginner lesson, 8 p.m.; Dance party, 8:45 p.m. WHERE: Spirit Moves Studio, 445 Savannah Hwy. PRICE: $10 MORE INFO: 557-7690 or http://

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WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Morgan Creek Grill, 80 41st Ave., Isle of Palms MORE INFO: 886-8980


WHAT: Old school party band doing funk, R&B, soul, blues, pop, alternative and rock. WHEN: 11 p.m. WHERE: Wild Wing Cafe, 7618 Rivers Ave. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 818-WING (9464) or


Lewis, Wiltrout and Gregory

WHAT: Trio performs acoustic cov-

Adele and Bob Tobin

WHAT: Americana and original music. WHEN: 6-9 p.m. WHERE: Sunfire Grill and Bistro, 1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. MORE INFO: 766-0223

Ryan Bonner and Corey Jarrett

WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Juanita Greenberg’s, 410 W. Coleman Blvd. MORE INFO: 329-6224

The Tommy Ford Band

Frank Duvall

WHAT: An acoustic jazz trio that plays covers and originals. WHEN: 7-11 p.m. WHERE: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 724-3815

Cotton Blue

WHAT: Live blues and variety music. WHEN: 7-11 p.m. WHERE: Med Bistro, 90 Folly Road MORE INFO: 766-0323

WHAT: Tribute band, including new member Bobbie Storm. WHEN: 8 p.m.-midnight WHERE: VFW post 3142, 3555 Dorchester Road PRICE: $5 MORE INFO: 744-9260

60 Cycle Humm

WHAT: Cover band of rock favorites. WHEN: 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Moonshine Saloon, 216 Myers Road PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 871-3340 or www.

Johnny Mac & The Booty Ranch

WHAT: Rock/blues. WHEN: 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Sand Dollar Social Club,

7 Center St. PRICE: Free

Bob Williams Duo

WHAT: This father/son duo performs classical, swing jazz, classic rock and modern arrangements. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Charleston Grill, 224 King St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 577-4522

Sunday Dori Chitayat

WHAT: A Spanish and Flamenco guitarist. WHEN: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. WHERE: Atlanticville Restaurant, 2063 Middle St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 883-9452

Jefferson Coker

New South Jazzmen

WHAT: A trad jazz band that plays a variety of teens and twenties standards. WHEN: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. WHERE: High Cotton, 199 East Bay St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 724-3815

Jordan Gravel

WHAT: Classics performed by a solo jazz keyboardist. WHEN: 6-9 p.m. WHERE: Mercato, 102 N. Market St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 722-6393

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WHAT: Coker’s music is a mix of blues, country, funk, Americana and jazz. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Thirsty Turtle II, 1158 College Park Road

Fried Rainbow Trout

WHAT: Irish acoustic and folk music. WHEN: 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub, 160 Church St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 577-3818


WHAT: Five vocalists and three multi-instrumentalists play funk tunes from different eras. WHEN: 10:30 p.m. WHERE: Wild Wing Cafe, 36 N. Market St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 722-WING


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Margaret Coleman and Wayne Dawes

WHAT: Acoustic/folk/jazz music. WHEN: 6-10 p.m. WHERE: High Cotton, 199 East Bay St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 724-3815

Quentin Baxter Ensemble

WHAT: A jazz ensemble led by percussionist/composer/arranger/ producer Quentin Baxter. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Charleston Grill, 224 King St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 577-4522


WHAT: An acoustic/pop/rock musician and singer who does covers and originals. WHEN: 7-10 p.m. WHERE: Wild Wing Cafe, 36 N. Market St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 722-WING

David Landeo

WHAT: Acoustic/electric rock. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Red’s Ice House, 98 Church St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 388-0003


Leah Suarez Trio



ers and originals. WHEN: 6 p.m.-midnight WHERE: Mercato, 102 N. Market St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 722-6393

WHAT: This local vocalist performs jazz standards and Latin/Bossa Nova-influenced originals. WHEN: 6-10 p.m. WHERE: Mercato, 102 N. Market St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 722-6393

James Slater Trio

WHAT: A jazz band based in Charleston. WHEN: 6-10 p.m.

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WHERE: High Cotton, 199 East Bay St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 724-3815 or www.

Frank Duvall Trio

WHAT: Acoustic jazz standards and originals. WHEN: 6-10 p.m. WHERE: Mercato, 102 N. Market St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 722-6393

Open Mike Night

WHAT: Bring your musical instrument and showcase your talent. Piano, amp, mike and speakers available. WHEN: 6-9 p.m. WHERE: Single Smile Cafe, N. Main St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 875-7745


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Jim and Whitt Algar

WHAT: This duo covers a wide spectrum of styles and genres, from Elvis to Eric Clapton to Johnny Cash. WHEN: 7-10 p.m. WHERE: Atlanticville Restaurant, 2063 Middle St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 883-9452

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WHAT: Acoustic music with members of Never Tha Less. WHEN: 8:30 p.m.-midnight WHERE: The Strike Zone at Dorchester Lanes, 10015 Dorchester Road MORE INFO: 376-2200

WHEN: 9 p.m.-midnight WHERE: Juanita Greenberg’s, 410 W. Coleman Blvd.

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A bit on the chilly side, Sunday offered up a great day to walk around downtown to eat and shop. With live music of many varieties and tons of people and pets to watch, there was no lack of entertainment. For more photos, go to

MORE INFO: 329-6224

Jordan Igoe

Wednesday Ann Caldwell Trio

WHAT: Jazz and blues singer Ann Caldwell joins a jazz trio featuring vibraphone, bass and drums. WHEN: 6-10 p.m. WHERE: High Cotton, 199 E. Bay St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 724-3815

The Pulse Trio

WHAT: Acoustic jazz standards and popular tunes. WHEN: 6-10 p.m. WHERE: Mercato, 102 N. Market St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 722-6393

Dave Landeo


The Holiday Humbug Hour actors are Gilbert (from left), Gertie, Ellie, Wanda and Lala.

Randal and Kitty Robinson

Gavin Quinton and Haley Mae Campbell perform.

WHAT: Acoustic/electric rock WHEN: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. WHERE: Red’s Ice House, 1882 Andell Bluff Blvd. PRICE: Free

Keith Bruce

WHAT: An acoustic singer/guitarist. WHEN: 6:30-9:30 p.m. WHERE: Iacofano’s Italian Bar & Grill,


WHAT: With Aaron Firetag and Jessica Daisi. Acoustic/folk/rock. WHERE: Juanita Greenbergs, 439 King St. MORE INFO: 723-6224

WHAT: This weekly, rotating lineup of blues musicians showcases a variety of styles and talent. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ, 1205 Ashley River Road PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 225-7427

Ted McKee & Friends

WHEN: 7-10 p.m. WHERE: D. D. Peckers Wing Shack, 1660 Savannah Hwy. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 402-4567

WHAT: Hosted by Shrimp City Slim. Each week different blues musicians will play live. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Southern Seasons Grill, 214


WHAT: Lowcountry blues. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Brick House Kitchen, 1575 Folly Road

New South Jazzmen

Lowcountry Blues Club

Hump Day Blues

Shrimp City Slim

WHAT: A trad jazz band that plays a variety of teens and twenties standards. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Osteria La Bottiglia, 420 King St.

Jefferson Coker

WHAT: Acoustic. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: Moonshine Saloon, 216 Myers Road PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 871-3340 or www.

The Larry David Project

WHAT: Hits from ‘60s through ‘90s. WHERE: Wild Wing Cafe, 36 N. Market St. PRICE: Free MORE INFO: 722-WING


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DOONESBURY By Garry Trudeau

B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart

SALLY FORTH By Francesco Marciuliano & Craig Macintosh

PEANUTS By Charles Schulz

JUMP START By Robb Armstrong

BLONDIE By Dean Young

DUSTIN By Steve Kelley & Jeff Parker

CURTIS By Ray Billingsley



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DENNIS THE MENACE By Hank Ketcham THE LOCKHORNS By Bunny Hoest & John Reiner

MARMADUKE By Brad & Paul Anderson

BIZARRO By Dan Piraro

Yesterday’s Solution

ZIGGY By Tom Wilson


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NON SEQUITUR By Wiley Miller

BEETLE BAILEY By Mort, Greg & Brian Walker


JUDGE PARKER By Woody Wilson & Mike Manley


ROSE IS ROSE By Pat Brady & Don Wimmer

MARY WORTH By Joe Giella & Karen Moy


HI AND LOIS By Brian & Greg Walker & Chris Browne

LUANN By Greg Evans

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THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker

BABY BLUES By Jerry Scott & Rick Kirkman

DILBERT By Scott Adams

ANDY CAPP By Reg Smythe

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne GET FUZZY By Darby Conley

ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman


TODAY’S HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21-April 19): Plan a day trip or shopping spree. Spending time with someone you can learn from will be a bonus. You can create your own opportunity.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Interact with others and share ideas about services you have to offer that can help you subsidize your income.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22DEC. 21): You have control and can make things happen, as long as you don’t rub someone the wrong way. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): Focus on pleasing someone you care about. With a little effort, you can make your home life less stressful. Begin living within your means.

TAURUS (April 20May 20): Your effort to reach out will help ease tension that may have been building between you and someone you must deal with over the festive season.

VIRGO (Aug. 23Sept. 22): It will be difficult to contain your feelings. Get away from people and situations that are bothering you. Distance yourself and you’ll see things differently.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Let everyone do as they please and you’ll be given the same right. Focus on home, helping others and securing your position.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23OCT. 22): Offer help to the needy and try to avoid a power play with someone close to you. Short trips will pay off.

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): You have plenty to gain by discussing your plans with someone who can offer you a contract, assistance or greater security.

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): Share thoughts with friends and relatives and you will come up with a workable solution to unsavory circumstances. Trust that what you can offer is enough.

PISCES (FEB. 19MARCH 20): Stick close to home and avoid anyone trying to push you in an unsuitable direction. Focus on what you can do for yourself and the people you care about most.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t put pressure on someone if you want to avoid opposition. Refrain from meddling in what others do.

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ith Christmas just around the corner, Head2Head has decided it’s time to whip out some yuletide-themed trivia to get people in the holiday mood. And since we’ve literally been hearing Christmas music since the day after Halloween, this week’s topic should be a slam dunk. Last week’s winner, Jennifer Barton, is taking on Michael Flynn who’s a stay-at-home dad. GOLDEN BOOKS


1. “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” is the first line of what song? 2. In the song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” what was given on the 10th day? 3. Name the only two reindeer that are mentioned in the song “Here Comes Santa Claus.” 4. What popular Christmas song did Judy Garland sing in the movie “Meet Me in St. Louis?” 5. What color Christmas does Elvis Presley have? 6. According to Guinness World Records, what is the best-selling Christmas song of all time? 7. What song is this line from: “Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful?” 8. What song has the request to “bring us a figgy pudding?” 9. “Pa rum pum pum pum” is from what song? 10. Who wrote the song “Happy Xmas (War is Over)?”



1. I think it’s just called “The Christmas Song.” 2. Ten Maids a-milking? 3. Dasher and Prancer 4. Is it “White Christmas?” 5. A “Blue Christmas.” 6. The theme song to “The Grinch.” 7. “Let it Snow” 8. “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” 9. “Little Drummer Boy” 10. Paul McCartney


EAR ABBY: “Saddened in New Jersey” complained that her sister’s 4-year-old daughter put stickers on the hands and face of her deceased grandmother during her wake. Perhaps the child’s mother didn’t anticipate her daughter’s actions. Children need to grieve, too. That said, they also should behave appropriately. I saw an article about one funeral home with an excellent solution. Before the dearly departed is placed in the casket, the inside fabric, pillow, etc., are removed. The children then are allowed to decorate the uncovered casket walls with farewell messages and drawings. The interior then is “reupholstered” and nothing is visible. The children are told that it is to keep their messages private. One story was particularly touching. A little boy

the casket was closed, she should have done it after the child left the room. I have seen many friends and relatives place things in caskets as gifts and remembrances. It gives closure and DEAR ABBY a warm memory to those wanted his mommy to know who are still living. A funerhow much he loved her and al is a celebration of life, and for it to be as close to her as no matter what their age, possible. He wrote “I love people are entitled to say you, Mommy” on the casket goodbye in their own way. pillow that was placed be— MELODY IN NEVADA neath her head. At the serDEAR ABBY: Our grandvice, only he knew about the children love stickers, put secret message he had left them all over themselves for his mom for all eternity. and their clothing, and are — A MOM IN TEXAS thrilled if they can share DEAR MOM: Thank you them with me to “wear.” If for sharing a clever soluany of our grandkids are tion. While I viewed it as young enough to want to a desecration of a corpse, “decorate” me in my casket readers felt differently. My when I go, I hope everyone newspaper readers comaround me would appreciment: ate the gesture and smile at DEAR ABBY: “Saddened” the loving relationship I had should never have removed with that child. — GRANDthe 4-year-old from the cas- MA OF (ALMOST) 13 ket. If the woman wanted to Write remove the stickers before

1. Um, Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? 2. Five golden rings. Times two. 3. Vixen. Blitzen. 4. Well, having never seen that movie, I’m going with a guess “Silent Night.” 5. Blue 6. Gonna have to go with “Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer.” 7. “Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow.” 8. “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” 9. “Little Drummer Boy” 10. Now that’s a great Christmas song. John Lennon.


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Jennifer’s was a short reign as Head2Head has a new champion. After an initial struggle, Michael cruised towards the finish for a convincing win over his opponent. He’ll be back next week to take on a new contestant.

1. “The Christmas Song” 2. Ten lords a leaping 3. Vixen and Blitzen 4. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” 5. Blue

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